MLB Recent Player News
|5/28/2015||Alfredo Simon, Det, P|
|Simon was placed on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List on Wednesday.
Analysis: He was scratched from his scheduled start to visit his ailing father in the Dominican Republic.
|5/28/2015||Scott Kazmir, Oak, P|
|Kazmir left his start against Detroit on Wednesday with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He'll reportedly undergo an MRI, so that should create a time table for a return. For now, he's scheduled to start at Detroit on Tuesday.
|5/27/2015||Tuffy Gosewisch, Ari, C|
|Gosewisch jammed his left knee on a groundout and left the game in the sixth inning against the Cardinals.
Analysis: Gosewisch was tagged out by first baseman Mark Reynolds on a relay from second baseman Kolten Wong after St. Louis couldn't turn a double play. He tumbled after clearing the base and then clutched his knee.
|5/27/2015||Jon Lester, ChC, P|
|Lester established a major league record Wednesday night for the longest hitless drought to begin a career.
Analysis: Lester entered the game against the Washington Nationals tied with the San Diego Padres' Joey Hamilton, who had also gone 57 career at-bats without a hit. He established the new mark by flying out to deep center field in the second inning.
|5/27/2015||Randal Grichuk, StL, RF|
|Grichuk had two hits, including his second homer this season, and drove in two runs in a 6-4 win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Grichuk is batting .316 in 11 games since returning from the disabled list May 16 and is 10 for 27 (.370) with six extra-base hits in his past eight.
|5/27/2015||Jhonny Peralta, StL, SS|
|Peralta had two hits and drove in two runs in a 6-4 win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Peralta, now batting .308, has two hits in three consecutive games and has batted safely in 20 of his last 22.
|5/27/2015||Nick Ahmed, Ari, SS|
|Ahmed hit a solo homer and doubled in a 6-4 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ahmed, now batting .218, is 11 for 28 (.393) with five extra-base hits in his last eight games.
|5/27/2015||Alberto Callaspo, LAD, 3B|
|The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Callaspo from Atlanta on Wednesday in a six-player deal that sent Juan Uribe to the Braves.
Analysis: Callaspo originally nixed the trade under a provision that prevents any player who became a major league free agent from being traded without his approval until after June 15. Callaspo agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Braves after spending last season with Oakland.
|5/27/2015||Matt Holliday, StL, LF|
|Holliday reached base in his 42nd consecutive game by going 2 for 4 in a 6-4 win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Holliday matched former teammate Albert Pujols (2008) for the franchise's longest streak to start a season and the longest in the majors since 2000.
|5/27/2015||Yasmany Tomas, Ari, 3B|
|Tomas had two doubles and three RBIs in a 6-4 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Tomas, now batting .349, is 20 for 46 (.435) in a 10-game hit streak. He has multiple hits in eight of those contests.
|5/27/2015||Archie Bradley, Ari, P|
|Bradley's struggles continued in a 6-4 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bradley (2-2, 5.28 ERA) allowed six runs in 3 2-3 innings, his third straight rough start coming off the 15-day disabled list after taking a line drive in the face by Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez on April 28. Bradley, who sustained a right sinus fracture, has surrendered 14 runs in 10 2-3 innings in that stretch.
|5/27/2015||Jaime Garcia, StL, P|
|Garcia won for the first time in nearly a year, working six solid innings in a 6-4 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Garcia (1-1, 3.46 ERA) was more impressive in his season debut coming off thoracic outlet surgery to alleviate numbness and tingling in his left arm and hand. He allowed two runs in seven innings in a 5-0 loss to the Mets in New York last week. In his second start, the lefty allowed three earned runs and got a lot more support in his first win since June 15 against Washington.
|5/27/2015||Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B|
|Bryant hit a tying home run off the videoboard at Wrigley Field in a 3-2 victory over Washington on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bryant's seventh career longball traveled an estimated 477 feet. He's had all of those homers in the past 17 games after hitting none in his first 20 major league contests.
|5/27/2015||Bryce Harper, Was, RF|
|Harper homered again in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Harper has 12 of his NL-best 17 homers in his last 18 games and is batting .467 with 27 RBIs.
|5/27/2015||Ian Desmond, Was, SS|
|Desmond extended his hit streak to 11 games with a double in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .318 (14 for 44) during his run. He was hitting .225 in his first 35 games.
|5/27/2015||Kyle Hendricks, ChC, P|
|Hendricks shined again Tuesday but did not get a decision in a 3-2 win over Washington.
Analysis: Hendricks (1-1, 3.76 ERA) yielded one run in seven innings in the encore to his first career shutout Thursday in San Diego. He had a 5.15 ERA in his initial seven starts this season.
|5/27/2015||Jordan Zimmermann, Was, P|
|Zimmermann allowed one run in seven innings Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs but did not get a decision in a 3-2 loss.
Analysis: Zimmermann (4-2, 3.26 ERA) is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his last three starts.
|5/27/2015||Denard Span, Was, CF|
|Span went 2 for 4 with his second solo homer in as many games in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Span has two hits in nine of his last 13 games, going 20 for 54 (.370) in that stretch.
|5/27/2015||Addison Russell, ChC, 2B|
|Russell capped his first three-hit performance with a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Russell, now hitting .252, was 6 for 36 (.167) in his prior 10 games.
|5/27/2015||Kyle Ryan, Det, P|
|Right-hander Alex Wilson is scheduled to make his first career start for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday after Ryan was scratched.
Analysis: Detroit manager Brad Ausmus had penciled in Ryan - who was pitching in the minors - to start after Alfredo Simon was placed on the bereavement list following Tuesday night's game against Oakland. But Ryan was notified late and the Tigers were concerned he wouldn't arrive from Louisville in time to properly prepare for the game.
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